Election Results: Voters Strike Down $50M Grosse Pointe School Bond
GROSSE POINTE (WWJ/AP) – Voters in metro Detroit turned up by the dozen Tuesday to cast their ballots on a number of local issues.
Perhaps the largest issue on ballots across the state was a proposal to sell roughly $50 million in bonds for technology improvements in Grosse Pointe public schools — which was struck down by voters.
The Grosse Pointe schools were seeking financing for a fiber optic network, purchase of equipment, renovation of infrastructure and security improvements. The 10-year measure would have raised taxes by 2.28 mills in the first year. According to unofficial results from six communities, there were 3,593 votes in favor and 8,486 against.
It was one of several tax issues on ballots around Michigan on Tuesday.
— A proposal to sell $50 million in bonds for technology improvements in Grosse Pointe Public Schools was voted down, with a 70 percent margin.
— In the Westwood Community School District, which includes Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, and Inkster, voters narrowly approved a proposal to renew 18-mils on homestead property.
— The Wyandotte Public Schools had two proposals on the ballot, and both were approved by voters.
— Clawson voters said yes to a proposal to borrow nearly $10 million over 20 years for safety and security measures.
— Voters in the West Bloomfield School District renewed an 18-mil proposal.
— The Library Proposal in the Salem-South Lyon District was overwhelmingly approved.
— The Anchor Bay Schools proposal was approved with 71 percent of the votes.
— Voters approved a 0.495-mills proposal to cover expenses for operations and services at the Salem-South Lyon Library district.
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